The Houston Zoo

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The Houston Zoo was founded in 1920 and began because of a lone bison named Earl. He was given to the city of Houston from the U.S. Government because they were thinning the bison herds. Additional deer were donated to keep Earl company. Eventually the zoo in Hermann Park grew in size as more animals were donated.

The Houston Zoo today has a wide range of animals and shows to keep young ones and old ones educated and entertained. Watch your step as you wander through the zoo because you might just step on some of the wildlife. Colorful peacocks graze the area and so do other little critters.

The zoo's open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

You can visit the Houston Zoo's website at:

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas, 77030
(713) 533-6500

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